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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SIXTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION
ON

H. R. 2855, H.R.I 1641
H. R. 13111, H.R. 13136

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE.
House or Representatives.

SIXTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.

JOHN J. ESCH, Wisconsin, Chairman.

EDWARD L. HAMILTON, Michigan.
SAMUEL E. WINSLOW, Massachusetts.
JAMES S. PARKER, New York.
BURTON E. SWEET, Iowa.
WALTER R. STINESS, Rhode Island.
JOHN Q. COOPER, Ohio.
FRANKLIN F. ELLSWORTH, Minnesota.
EDWARD E. DENISON, Illinois.
EVERETT SANDERS, Indiana.
SCHUYLER MERRITT, Connecticut.
J. STANLEY WEBSTER, Washington.
EVAN J. JONES, Pennsylvania.

Geokge Escn, Cleric.

A. H. Clark, Assistant Clerk.

THETUS W. SIMS, Tennessee.
FRANK E. DOREMUS, Michigan.
ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky.
SAM RAYBURN, Texas.
ANDREW J. MONTAGUE, Virginia.
CHARLES P. COADY, Maryland.
ARTHUR G. DEWALT, Pennsylvania.
JARED Y. SANDERS, Louisiana.

CONTENTS.

Statement of— rage.

Alsberg, Carl L 179

Atkeson, T. C 335

Bonvnge, Robert W 72

Briggs, George D 390, 398

Brown, Walter W 169

Calvin, E. A 347

Chenev. Horace B 149

C'herington, Paul T 105

Clark. Frederick S 95, 97,120,123

Cromwell, Lincoln 191

Davies, Joseph E 409

Davisson. F. B 33»

de Berard, Frederick B 201

French, Burton L 26, 39

Goodall. L. B 383

Goes, C. A 220

Hadsell, Kleber H ». 295

Hamilton, Alex 67

Haver, Jessie R 278

Hill. E. S 275

Lee, Richard H 205

Lincoln, Dwight ^. 250

Lvman, Charles A 248

Macdonald, M. Q 485

McDowell. J. X 64

McGowan, F. R 369

Marsh, Benjamin C 368

Marshall. F. M 68

Marston, Trowbridge 211

Moody, E. L 281

Murphv, Frank 72

Newell, P. S 205

Xixon, Frederick K 144

Pearson, A. L 303

Pitner, Ina K 165

Plumb, Charles S 257

Pound, George W 212

Rainey, Henrv T 57

Reynolds, E. E 239

Rogers, John J 5

Sanford, George B 146

Silver, Grav 254

Stratton, S." W 354

Walker, Alexander 427

Walker, J. F 285,376

Whitman, Alfred A 132, 484

Whittier, Edmond A 501

Wilbur, George M 344

Wilson, J. M 308,322

Statements submitted by—

Clark, Fredericks 523

French, Burton L 503

Telegrams submitted by—

Columbia Basin Wool Warehouse Co 525

Fremont County Wool Growers' Association 524

MERCHANDISE MISBRANDING BILLS.

Committee On Interstate

And Foreign Commerce,
House Of Representatives,

Friday, March 19, 1920. The committee met at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. John J. Esch (chairman), presiding.

The Chairman. This morning we begin hearings on misbranding and misrepresentation bills, bills for this purpose having been introduced by Mr. Barkley, H. R. 2855; by Mr. French, H. R. 11641; by Mr. Rogers, H. R. 13073, witn a subsequent print, H. R. 13136; by Mr. Rainey, H. R. 11891, with a subsequent print, H. R. 13111. I understand Mr. Rogers desires to be heard this morning very briefly as he has to leave the city. Are you ready to proceed, Mr. Rogers?

STATEMENT OF HON. JOHN JACOB ROGERS, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.

Mr. Rogers. As the chairman has stated, the bill which I am asking the committee to consider to-day is H. R. 13136, which is a revision of the bill which I introduced in the House a few davs ago, H. R. 13073.

I have had bills upon this general subject pending before the committee for a number of years, and simply for the sake of the record I should like to refer to those predecessors of the present bill. I introduced in the Sixty-third Congress, on February 17, 1914, H. R. 13492, and in the Sixty-fourth Congress, on March 11, 1916, I introduced H. R. 13049. Both of those bills and the present bill are based upon three statutes, all of which are very well known, all of which have stood the test of time, and all of which have been extremely salutary in their operation.

The first of the three is the British merchandise marks act of 1887, the second is the pure food and drug act of the United States of June 30, 1906, and the third is the so-called insecticide act of 1910. I rather think, Mr. Chairman, that it might be helpful for the committee and for those reading these hearings if the two American statutes should be reprinted in full as a part of the hearing, and also the material sections of the British merchandise marks act.

The Chairman. Are those available?

Mr. Rogers. I have them here, and I shall be glad to hand them to the reporter.

The Chairman. Without objection, they may be inserted in the record.

Mr. Rogers. The British merchandise marks act is quite long, and it does not seem worth while to cumber the record with the entire

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